Originally Posted by Bri656
Fiftydriver.. If I did damage ( or take away accuracy) by floating bcuz yes it is all factory is there a way to repair or bring it back , to recreate this pressure point so to speak? Or maybe best off with a new stock or what would ya recommend ? Thanks Bri
Its pretty easy to reestablish a bedding pad. Easiest way is to put a few layers of eletrical tape around the receiver on the bottom, front and back. 2-3 thicknesses is generally plenty.
Then mix up some bedding compound, I use marine tex. Put a dab in the barrel channel where the original one was, set the barreled action in the bedding making sure that it tightens down from back to front. What I mean by this is make sure the barrel is the last thing to touch the bedding in the forend so it may be easier to do this with an extra set of hands.
Snug down the receiver screws but do not really tighten them down or the tape will be crushed and not offer you the clearance your looking for. Let the bedding set up overnight and then pull the barreled receiver out in the AM.
Now give it a few days to fully cure and then remove the tape from the receiver and reassemble your rifle. With the tape gone, the receiver will drop into its original position and the support pad will apply a small amount or pressure to the barrel as it did originally.
This can be repeated and played with as its easy to adjust the tape thickness and grind out the bedding if you need to redue. I usually recommend getting the bedding to contact the side as well as bottom evenly as possible.
Hope this helps.